China Car Custom, the Xiaomi-backed automotive startup, announces its first electric sports car: Technology News, Firstpost

A Xiaomi-backed automotive startup called China Car Custom has announced that it will join other major manufacturers to make an electric vehicle in China. To this end, the company presented the prototype of its first electric sports car.

Xiaomi launched its first electric vehicle, an electric scooter in 2016, and has been trying to get into the electric car business for years. Earlier this year, Xiaomi announced it will invest around $ 10 billion over the next ten years in the production of electric cars and that by August they should be able to unveil the prototype of their first electric car.

However, the economic crises and ongoing COVID blockages and logistical problems seem to have delayed the launch of Xiaomi’s electric car. One thing Xioami has done that will greatly benefit them in the Chinese electric vehicle race is their investments in a number of design, engineering and battery startups that aim to serve auto makers. CCC or China Car Custom is one such startup.

The first electric car that CCC is inventing will be called SC01 and will be a 2-door two-seater sports car, powered by two electric motors with a combined output of 320 kW or around 429 hp. It will have a 0-100 km / h figure of 3.9 seconds, which for a car weighing less than 1300 kilograms is impressive.

Xiaomi and CCC hope to set a starting price of just $ 42,000 or around 300,000 Yuan. Although the company plans to start production next year, with deliveries starting by the end of 2023, orders have already been taken.

From a design point of view, the SC01 seems inspired by another concept car called the Lancia Stratos 2010. Lancia, once in history, was one of the most coveted car manufacturers, almost as popular as Ferrari, especially in rally cross. The Stratos 2010 was to mark Lancia’s return to the world of sports cars.

CCC benefited from Xiaomi’s investment in the amount of tens of millions of Yuan. Interestingly, CCC was responsible for building the WM Weltmaister transmission which was said to be capable of accelerating from 0 to 100km / h in just 1.8 seconds.